Zoo Egg-Stravaganza

By Alicia Nieves

April 20, 2014 Updated Apr 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ross Park Zoo opened for its 139th season and started it off with an 'Easter Eggstravaganza.'

The fifth oldest zoo in the country held it's annual 'Easter Eggstravaganza' early Sunday afternoon. Nearly 600 people attended the event at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.

Children were able to take part in several activities throughout the zoo. Those activities included taking a photo with the zoo's real-life Easter bunny, face painting, and a paper egg hunt where kids found paper eggs and cashed them in for Easter goodies.

"We use paper eggs instead of plastic ones because we don't want plastic eggs getting to the animal exhibits," said Melissa Grippen, Coordinator at the zoo.

In addition to all the activities the zoo had, the kids were able to simply enjoy all the animals out for the season. However, they got a bonus this year, because there are a few more additions to the zoo's animal family.

The zoo has new baby lambs out this season, and although there were 3 baby otters born recently, they wont be out in the exhibits for a few months. Zoo coordinators said they still need to learn how to swim.

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